Benchmarking is an important part of how we measure our performance and continually challenge ourselves to innovate and improve.
Taking part in awards schemes is one good way to maintain rigour in our data collection processes, to benchmark our programmes, and to gain valuable feedback from established external bodies.
External recognition also helps our stakeholders to gauge how we’re doing against our ambitions.
We’ve retained the highest possible rating, 5 stars, in Business in the Community’s (BITC) 2016 Corporate Responsibility Index. The CR Index is the UK’s leading voluntary benchmark of corporate responsibility. It helps businesses to assess how successfully they are integrating responsible business practices into their operations by assessing factors ranging from organisational culture and values to environmental impact and transparency over pay policies. We scored over 99% in their index of some of the country’s leading businesses. See BITC's report.
We’re delighted to have been named Most Inclusive Employer of the Year at the 2015 European Diversity Awards which recognise organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to equality, diversity and inclusion. As a progressive employer, equal opportunities and inclusivity are a key part of our business strategy.
We’ve held BITC’s CommunityMark since 2011, and were reaccredited in 2015. This is the UK’s only national standard for community engagement.
We won the 2degrees award in 2014 for best internal engagement with our online training course, ‘Think Sustainability’. This helps our people and contractors to consider the sustainability implications of their work.
BREEAM Offices 2008 Cert: BREEAM 0050-5099
Our Embankment Place office achieved the BREEAM Outstanding rating in 2014, with the highest ever score at that time... It joined our More London office which achieved the Outstanding rating in 2012.
Having achieved the Carbon Trust Standard for the third time in 2013, we were one of the first organisations to achieve the Carbon Trust ‘triple crown’ of certificates for good carbon, water and waste management.